lol I hope your last name is not Zabinski?
hahahaha no, it isn`t but as a boy I read all his books which were available in my school libraries.
I dont like to take care of pets so dont like them,but if you do good for you,enjoy them.
You should keep a pet. It has been proved by scientists that possessing a pet, especially a furry one, delays multiple diseases in humans because pets help us get rid of stress.
I won't share my house with ANY pets.
I see. Well, I remember we always had pets when I was a child. Later, as an adult, I constantly brought some animals home. It is easier to say which pets I didn`t have than the ones I had.
Yes, one of the prices you pay for a pet is a messy home. You can see my loggia in the photo - it looks like after an explosion in the compost pile - pets come and leave when they wish, they enter my room freely and bring this mess with them, next this mess is spread into the hall and other rooms. I gave up dreams of having a clean nice house long ago.
Also fancied getting goats Paw but was put off by their strong smell
Thanks for the warning hahaha but I met a few goats in my life and their strong smell is quite pleasant, on the same level as the countryside smell of a sty, cowshed, stable and manure in the fields. Besides, their milk and cheese have strong smell and taste, too, so I am not afraid. Goats give milk which I like and they are more comfortable to keep than cows.
No more for me though, too upsetting when they die :(
Well, that`s life and we have to cope with it somehow. First our pets die, then our relatives, then we die and leave our relatives in sorrow. This is so natural. I have buried 3 cats already and a few dozen smaller pets. Yes, we all wept during cats` burial but it was so human. We shouldn`t be afraid of experiencing such moments cause they are pure life.
Last week I told you about that small hamster I found dead in the drive. I prepared a small coffin, younger kids made a funeral and we buried it in the miniature birch forest next to the house.
When our first snake got food poisoning and died in 2012, it was winter time and the ground was rock frozen. I put it into the freezer and waited when it was possible to bury it. We all attended the funeral. That was also a good lesson for kids to teach them that each living creature deserves human respect.